The best places to drink, dine and dance across the UAE this week.
It’s the middle of September and with the weather finally beggining to turn, it’s time to head outside for some fun in the sun. With that in mind, these are the FACT team’s top picks for weekend revelry and destination dining over the coming days.
Monday 18 September 2023
Luxuriate at LPM
LPM Restaurant & Bar has launched its new ‘Cinq à Sept’ promotion in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Drawing inspiration from the aperitif tradition of the Mediterranean regions, this concept invites diners to revel in cocktails and exquisite bites. Beverages include the La Place Garibaldi, which transports guests to Nice with its re-distilled Campari, Orange Water, Citrus Foam, and salted Campari dust, and L’Affaire, a concoction blending croissant-infused Bacardi Superior with Sherry Blend, Mr. Black Cold Brew, cascara, and almond milk. The culinary expedition features Smoked Burrata Dip with Crispy Zucchini Flower, Focaccia with Tomatade and Basil Pesto, and Spiced Beef Skewers. Available daily from 5pm to 7pm.
GO: Visit https://lpmrestaurants.com for reservations and more information.
Tuesday 19 September 2023
Sip sangria at Tagomago
Taste the essence of Spain with the Sangria Rendezvous at Tagomago where you can indulge in homemade recipes inspired by the sunny Spanish vineyard. The venue’s mixology team has crafted three sangria recipes: traditional Red, White, and Sparkling Rose. Each showcases a blend of fresh fruits and high-quality Spanish wines at a venue known for destination dining. To elevate the experience further, sangrias will be offered at a reduced price, allowing guests to indulge in these delightful concoctions without breaking the bank. The Sangria Rendezvous is available on Tuesdays.
GO: Visit https://tagomago.ae for reservations and more information.
Wednesday 20 September 2023
Celebrate Negroni Week
ROKA Dubai will celebrate Negroni Week with a limited-edition menu of five expertly crafted libations. Priced at AED 50, the beverages include the Negroni Verde (Plymouth, basil-infused Lillet Blanc, Suze, Rosemary Distillate, and Apricot), Kessho (Monkey 47, Prosecco Cordial, Lillet Rouge, and Campari) and Kokochi (Lillet Rouge, Aperol, Coconut and Lychee Soda). Come for the cocktails and stay for the robatayaki menu. Available daily until 24 September.
GO: Visit www.rokarestaurant.com for reservations and more information.
Thursday 21 September 2023
Live your inner Barbie
With Barbiecore still going strong, Mashrabiya Lounge at Fairmont The Palm has launched a special Barbie-themed afternoon tea this month. Guests can enjoy an afternoon filled with sweet treats and savoury bites inspired by this summer’s biggest blockbuster alongside an array of flavoured teas from around the world. When it comes to destination dining line — look no further. Available daily for AED 195 per person.
Friday 22 September 2023
See Asian Dub Foundation live in Abu Dhabi
Asian Dub Foundation will take centre stage at The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) this weekend. Renowned for their distinctive fusion of rugged jungle rhythms, deep dub bass lines, and electrifying guitar work, this Mercury Prize-nominated band is one of the pioneering indie groups. Fans will be treated to a high-octane live concert that promises a career-spanning journey through Asian Dub Foundation’s discography, characterised by electronic rhythms infused with nods to their South Asian heritage and punctuated by rapid-fire rap. Tickets are available from Platinumlist and are priced from AED 52.50.
GO: Visit https://abu-dhabi.platinumlist.net for reservations and more information.
Saturday 23 September 2023
Celebrate all things vinyl
25hours Hotel One Central will host the sixth edition of VinylSoukDXB this weekend. The open deck night is dedicated to record collectors and selectors and will unfold at Nomad Day Bar in the heart of the hotel. Visitors can expect a curated marketplace that celebrates analogue music, culture, and homegrown art and craft brands. The event will also feature some of Dubai’s most esteemed vinyl selectors, including DJ Patchoulee, SpikyFlave, Maz, and Lebanese Australian DJ, MzRizk. Saturday 23 September, from 4pm.
GO: Visit https://www.25hours-hotels.com for more information.
Sunday 24 September 2023
See Kapil Sharma live
Indian comedian and TV host Kapil Sharma is set to take the Coca-Cola Arena stage on 24 September. Fresh off his US and UK tours, Sharma is expected to bring his signature sense of humour, impeccable timing, and down-to-earth persona, all of which have not only made him a household name in India but also earned him multiple Indian Television Academy Awards. Incidentally, Sharma has also acted in several Bollywood films, Firangi and Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon included. Tickets are available via Platinumlist, starting from AED 150.
GO: Visit https://dubai.platinumlist.net for tickets and more information.